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Offline Adriaan78

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Constantine as Caesar, London Mint, RIC 66
« on: July 29, 2017, 03:32:08 PM »
Maybe a bit impolite to post one of my coins in the "Coin of the Day" topic as a relatively new user on this forum (and collector) but I would really like to show you people my new coin. It is a coin of Constantine as Caesar, struck at the London mint. Probably from the very first issue of coins in his name. It is a large, un-reduced coins with no mintmark on the reverse (RIC 66). These are, I think, very scarce in Constantine's name. It is a little bit rough but the history behind the coin does it for me. Do one of you have a better example?


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Re: Constantine as Caesar, London Mint, RIC 66
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 03:46:43 PM »
it's not impolite at all and thanks for posting this rare type. I posted an example of one of these about three years ago and mentioned the Pict connection- "This coin was minted in London A.D. 305- 306, the same time that Constantius I was fighting the Picts north of the Antonine Wall."

and we talked about the first issue for Constantine. This issue is first for London for Constantine, but is it first out of all the mints?

"Other mints (Trier & Lyons) also started minting for Constantine around the same time in A.D. 305. As Constantine met his father in Gaul during the summer of A.D. 305 prior to departing for Brittania for the battle against the Picts, the first coins of Constantine as Caesar may have actually been struck at Lyons or Trier and then London after father and son arrived."